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MIT OCW - 6.001 Structure and Interpretation of Computer Programs

by MIT

Published 1986


This course introduces students to the principles of computation. Upon completion of 6.001, students should be able to explain and apply the basic methods from programming languages to analyze computational systems, and to generate computational solutions to abstract problems.

This is the MP4 version for smaller file size and iPod compatibility.

"Structure and Interpretation of Computer Programs has been MIT's introductory pre-professional computer science subject since 1981. It emphasizes the role of computer languages as vehicles for expressing knowledge and it presents basic principles of abstraction and modularity, together with essential techniques for designing and implementing computer languages. This course has had a worldwide impact on computer science curricula over the past two decades. The accompanying textbook by Hal Abelson, Gerald Jay Sussman, and Julie Sussman is available for purchase from the MIT Press, which also provides a freely available on-line version of the complete textbook.

These twenty video lectures by Hal Abelson and Gerald Jay Sussman are a complete presentation of the course, given in July 1986 for Hewlett-Packard employees, and professionally produced by Hewlett-Packard Television. The videos have been used extensively in corporate training at Hewlett-Packard and other companies, as well as at several universities and in MIT short courses for industry."

- from http://swiss.csail.mit.edu/classes/6.001/abelson-sussman-lectures/


Producer MIT
Production Company Avidior
Audio/Visual sound, color

Reviews

Reviewer: juanimela - - December 9, 2010
Subject: Great (tough 10a is missing!!)
The classical lectures accompanying the textbook of the same name. There were recorded in great quality, and the teachers are excellent.

This isn't outdated at all! You can still learn the principles here.
Reviewer: Haisheng - - December 28, 2008
Subject: Duplicated Video
It turns out that lecture 6a and 6b are duplicated.
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